The factors of a number refers to the numbers that can be divided from the original number with the resulting quotient being an integer. There are advanced algorithms to factorize numbers but the "dumb" way to do it is to simply take the number in question, try to divide it by every number from the original number down to 1. If the division results in a whole number, then that is a factor of the original number.

For the number 16, we can see that, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 are those numbers that fulfil the above condition therefore making the factors of 16.

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The factors of 16 are all the whole numbers that, when multiplied by another whole number, equal 16. So those numbers would include 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 because 1 x 16 = 16, 2 x 8 = 16, and 4 x 4 = 16.

...Factors are numbers you can multiply together to get another number. You can multiply 1 and 16, 2 and 8, 4 and 4 together to get sixteen. Therefore the factors of 16 are 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16.

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